Welcome to the Northwest School of Safety located in the Grays Harbor, Washington area.

If you are concerned about the number of violent and property crimes around you, and would like to take steps to protect you, your loved ones and your home from being victimized, take the first step and follow the Northwest School of Safety Page on Facebook, where I post relevant and up to date topics on crime prevention, local crime incidents, personal safety tips, and firearm statistics.

Next, be sure to register for the course listed below that best fits your needs. You can find the latest schedule on the “Calendar” page.



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Don’t let denial stop you from taking specific action steps that greatly reduce the risks of becoming the victim of a violent or property crime. Criminals prefer easy targets–don’t be one.

The Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar  is a 4 hour seminar developed by the National Rifle Association in 1993. The purpose is to heighten public awareness of what can and should be done to keep us safer in today’s ever-challenging world.

Vital information includes;

  • Home Security
  • Personal Security
  • Automobile Security
  • Technological Security
  • Travel Security

There are also special teaching modules available that discuss;

  • ways to stay safe in the workplace
  • Steps parents can take to keep their children safe (from pre-school through high school)
  • Tips for college students on staying safe on campus
  • Ideas for an especially vulnerable population; senior citizens and persons with physical disabilities.

These seminars are great for businesses, senior citizen centers, community organizations and specialty groups of all kinds, large or small. Fee is $30.00 per person. Class may be sponsored by a Law enforcement agency to lower the cost per student.

(This is not a firearms class.)


***Due to the passage of Initiative 594, I have had to make a few changes to the Foundations of Firearm Safety Course. I-594 makes it illegal to hand firearms back and forth between instructors and students unless they are at an established, ‘government approved’ range, the firearms stay at the range at all times, and my students are under the age of 18. My home, where this class is held, is obviously not compliant, I will not be storing my firearms at any of our local ranges, and most of my students are over 18 so I have to make minor adjustments to my classroom procedures. Since we cover so much information during the day, I feel that in spite of the changes, I can still offer this class as a valuable day of training.

USCCA Instructor #2728 The Foundations of Firearm Safety Course is based on the mid-level comprehensive textbook published by The United States Concealed Carry Association.

The course is classroom-only,  with 8 hours of instruction in a relaxed, informal environment where questions and discussions are greatly encouraged. Class size is limited, which enhances individual interaction and hands-on learning.

Topics covered in class include;

  • Why is conflict avoidance so important?
  • Four Universal Safety Rules
  • Proper clearing of handguns
  • What is muscle memory?
  • The legal definitions of reasonable force and deadly force
  • Keeping guns out of the hands of unauthorized individuals

Students are encouraged to bring their own (UNLOADED) firearms for the hands-on demonstrations in order to become familiar with and comfortable with their personal protection device. (owning a firearm is not necessary for the class.) Students apply techniques they have learned in class with dry-fire exercises with a realistic Walther CP99 compact Co2BB airgun.


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***Due to the passage of Initiative 594, this class can no longer be offered without breaking the law.

The NRA FIRST Steps (Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training) Pistol Orientation

New firearm owners are encouraged to take the “First Step” of obtaining training. This 3-hour program is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of one specific firearm model (either a revolver or a semi-auto). First Steps provides a thorough introduction to firearm safety, handling, and shooting skills.

*Prerequisite: Must take the 8 hour Foundations of Firearm Safety Course first, unless you can provide a certificate of completion from a previous firearm safety course.


***Due to the passage of Initiative 594, this class can no longer be offered without breaking the law.

NRA Training Logo Suite-INST-3CSPOTThe NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course 

This 8-hour course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Through this course, students will learn about pistol parts, and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. The Basic Pistol course will also help prepare students for participation in other NRA courses.

*Prerequisite: Must take the 8 hour Foundations of Firearm Safety Course first, unless you can provide a certificate of completion from a previous firearm safety course.


The Range Safety Officer Course teaches the basic duties a Range Safety Officer performs. It provides a thorough introduction to:

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  • the role of Range Safety Officers, (RSOs)
  • range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • range safety briefings
  • range inspections and rules
  • emergency procedures
  • how to clear firearm stoppages and correct malfunctions.

The skills acquired in this 9 hour course require regular practice which should initially take place under the supervision of a Chief Range Safety Officer. Students must be 21 years or older.

5 thoughts on “Home

  1. I am wanting my wife to take your class on the 21st, but I wanted to make sure that with the passing of 594, everything is being taught still or if you had to eliminate anything from the class? Thanks in advance, Scott.

  2. I would really like more information about this class. And i have a few questions that i would a womans point of view on.

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